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Persuasion (version 7)

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Jane Austen

Anne Elliot, a young Englishwoman of 27 years, whose family is moving to get out of debt, rents their home to an Admiral. The brother of the…


In The Congressman’s Wife, a Story of American Politics

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John Daniel Barry

A season in the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Briggs highlights a stormy period in American politics and the capriciousness of a woman. - Summary by…

14 - Chapter XIV. In the Siren Country

In When Knighthood Was in Flower

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Charles Major

Set during the Tudor period of English history, When Knighthood Was in Flower tells the tribulations of Mary Tudor, a younger sister of Henr…

09 - Chapter 5 - Strengthening the Bonds of Union, Part 2

In Alexander Hamilton

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Charles A. Conant

Alexander Hamilton was a significant figure in the political and economic development of the early United States. He served in the American …


In The Scarlet Pimpernel (Version 2)

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Baroness Emma Orczy

In the year 1792, the French Revolution is in the midst of its bloodiest stage. Aristocrats are being executed left and right by the Republi…

Chapter 29, part 1

In History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688…

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David Hume

David Hume is one of the great philosophers of the Western intellectual tradition. His philosophical writings earned him lasting fame and re…

My Second Dinner Party

In The Vicar's Daughter

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George MacDonald

This is the third book of the 'Marshmallow' trilogy. It is a fictional autobiography written by Ethelwyn Percivale, or 'Wynnie'. Her father …

Chapter 7

In The Romance of the Forest

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Ann Radcliffe

A Gothic novel famously mentioned by Jane Austen in "Northanger Abbey" as an inspiration for the romantic ideals and supernatural …